Fort King Festival Shares Florida History

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and lived there until I moved to Florida when I was 39 years old. I enjoy learning about the history of my new home and since we homeschool a lot of the events and festivals we visit are with our homeschooling friends. An annual event where I live is the Fort King Festival where re-enactors demonstrate what life was like in this ares during the 1800’s. Read more »

Autumn Fun At Coon Hollo Corn Maze

Several years ago I created a homeschool group in my area. We have a large homeschooling population and it’s been great getting to know other families and go on awesome adventures with them. One of the nicest field trips our group has taken was to One of the nicest field trips our group has taken was to Coon Hollo Corn Maze in Central Florida. Coon Hollo Corn Maze has been family owned for four generations and they had lots of fun activities for our group.   They provided a fun hands-on agricultural experience, including a hay truck ride to feed […] Read more »

Local Florida Wildlife

When we moved from NYC to Central Florida, we didn’t give much thought to what kind of local wildlife we would see. Growing up in Brooklyn, our wildlife consisted of pigeons, sparrows and seagulls near the water. I’ll let the photos do the talking, after all this is Wordless Wednesday. I took all these photos in my front and back yards. Read more »

Best Hay Petting Zoo

Our homeschool group recently went on a field trip to the Best Hay Petting Zoo in Florida and had a great time! They had animals you would normally see at petting zoos; pigs, goats, horses, llamas, etc and we got to interact and feed them while we were there. The owner gave duck eggs to some of the kids in our group and also answered questions about raising chickens. Afterwards we stayed for lunch and as you can see from the photos in the slideshow, we had some a guest at our table. Read more »